Yes, I'm talking about me, not my husband. Haha, ok no, not really, but nice thought. When I originally started college many many years ago I was majoring in computer science. Then I started looking at all the high level sciences I was required to take. Ok, so I guess I'm dumb, but what does all that science have to do with the insides of a computer and basically building computers? Ok, no one can answer it, so I changed to Accounting. My husband however, LOVES computers and can do just about anything with computers. Not one single day goes by that there isn't a computer at our house that he's fixing for someone.
His dream: to become a computer programmer or website designer. Everything he knows, he has taught himself and just recently picked up and very large "9-in-1" something or another computer language book. And THAT my friends shows just how much I know about computers. He can do just about anything there is with computers and programs and when I have a problem on mine, it's easier for him to fix it than for him to tell me how because if I try to follow instructions, there are a lot of "hows and whys?" That is until about the last few weeks.
My blog is nothing remarkable, plenty of people can do it too, but I am So proud I did it 100% on my own. I didn't pay a service (nothing wrong with that at all) or have someone do it for me. I did my background, pages, and header. I have definitely learned there is a difference in HTML, XML, and CSS. My husband looked at my blog this morning and told me how proud he is of me. Now, granted I'm not sure if he's proud of me for doing it or proud that I didn't bother him to help me. Ha.
Now, I'm not even going to lie and say it was easy, although to some I'm sure it was, but it was fun watching as it transformed from cluttered and "basic" to what it is now. It took a lot of trial and error and a whole lot of Photoshop work, but as a photographer I LOVE Photoshop. I know there are PLENTY of blogs out there that are better than mine, but I am PROUD of mine. Again, let me STRESS there is nothing wrong with paying all the services to transform your blog for you, it's just the satisfaction of knowing I did mine on my own.
I DO believe the "programming languages" are the first thing I have done (other than the family stuff) that I could get SO frustrated with, but yet never mad at. I just kept pushing until I got there.